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Clanger interview: Black Grape’s Kermit

Prior to their Bedford gig at Esquires (an intimate venue for them) the Clanger’s Lloyd Lugsden got to chat to Kermit, MC with Black Grape and verbal sparring partner to Shaun Ryder. Kermit first appeared in hip hop act Ruthless Rap Assassins. Then, following the Happy Mondays, Black Grape bounced onto the scene in the…

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Unique Bedford: The Gallery

The Gallery cafe on Howard Street (formerly Délices) opens its doors on Saturday 9 February following a complete refurbishment. In these days of corporate coffee shops & online anonymity, the Gallery offers something truly unique in Bedford town centre, with collaboration at its heart. The on-site bakery will be home to Companions Real Bread CIC who have…

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The Dresser at The Place Theatre 5 – 9 March

There’s an absolute treat coming up at the Place Theatre in March. The Dresser has been performed all over the world, was adapted into an Oscar-wining film and recently reunited Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen on the small screen. Now it is to make its appearance at The Place Bedford, with Swan Theatre Company in charge.  The Dresser,…

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Clanger review: Rachel by Small Nose Productions

The Place Theatre, Monday 28 January Review by Cara Lee (21) Written for Holocaust Memorial Day, the show (which is told in full mask) tells the true tale that Rachel Levy chose to share with Small Nose Productions and Trestle Theatre Company, of her life and her experiences through Auschwitz, the death marches that took…

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Clanger review: The Shy Manifesto

8 February 2019, at The Place Theatre, Bedford Starring: Theo Ancient, Harry Potter star (Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) Review by Isma Begum (14) Joe C. Brown and Anthony Hollis Productions have brought their tour of this monologue by Michael Ross, directed by Cat Robey to Bedford’s The Place Theatre. The…

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Death by Design at the Place Theatre

Bedford Drama Company’s next production is Death by Design at the Place Theatre on 19 – 23 February. Set during a weekend in an English Country Manor, in 1932, Death by Design is a new comedy peopled with vivid, fascinating characters, a pastiche of Noel Coward’s witty dialogue and features mis-quotes and references to other…

The Best of Wham!
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The Best of Wham! are back in Bedford

Friday 18th January 2019 at Bedford Corn Exchange Showtime 8pm  ** Back by popular demand after a sell-out show in 2018 ** A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band. Can it really be 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley…

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Theatre Highlights

Kick off the new year at the theatre. Here’s our January round-up by Paula Walker. The Place Theatre Beowulf Friday 11 January at 7.30pm Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10) Age Guidance:  14+ Seth Kriebel’s Beowulf is a performance-game that invites audience members to explore the world of this legendary story… without leaving their seats. Harking back…

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